Post by Loving Guy Post by Loving Guy
Hi! A seven-series of short poems by Habib Sulemani on Islam, global
terrorism, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Pakistan, USA etc. has been completed
with headlines: God is a weapon—they worship death, Truth is at war
with lies, I write for the oppressed, Intellectual cleansing of
liberals, Don’t expect any impartial inquiry, Desi (South Asian)
butchers on way to The Hague, Liberty’s knocking at our door.
The poems are now at the distance of a click! A must-read for global
Wow... looks like some strong stuff, but is the poetry any good?
The way things work around here is we ask that you post a sample poem
on the newsgroups, since many of us don't follow links so often.
"Wobble", "She Came From Overseas" & "Crawford Road Crawl" by Will
Dockery & http://youtu.be/_XyRCh0kj5w
Thanks, Will. Here i'm gonna give you a recent plog (poetry blog) of
one of our group bloggers, Habib Sulemani, who after attacks from the
Pakistani spy agency ISI, lives in solitary confinement for about 15
months. Here is the poem:
Intellectual cleansing of liberals (4)
(for journalist Saleem Shahzad and writer Saba Dashtiyari brutally
By Habib Sulemani
Even in solitary confinement,
I can see the criminals at work!
Berserk with fear,
the spymasters’re now harassing,
kidnapping, torturing and killing liberal
journalists, intellectuals and politicians...
It's intellectual cleansing!
The assassins in the khaki’re stark naked
They can’t hide anywhere anymore…
The truth's out there!
Despite the media blackout,
I can see tribal Balochistan's bleeding
I feel the heat—poor Pakhtuland's burning!
O God of the bearded and uniformed rascals!
Don't you see what's going on in your country?
My green Punjab has gone red…
My mystic Sindh is in a pool of blood
I can hear the hue and cry in the country:
"Goodbye to Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan
What's gonna happen in Pakistan?"
Is this a society or an explosive-dump?
Everywhere’s anarchy and explosions
They wanna make the world a terrorland!
The generals hijacked the budget again
Instead of breads, they wanna feed the
poor on foolish websites and rusted bombs!
"Who'll protect the nuclear bombs?
They’ve become a liability to our country"
Curiosity adds Shahzad's to other tombs!
Who made the country a terrorist sanctuary?
The culprits’ve no time for such silly questions
My people know who killed Saba Dashtiyari!
The regime's dealing in dead-bodies
For money it can do any and everything...
Its aim's collecting maximum blood money!
God! What's wrong with your Pakistan?
© Habib R. Sulemani
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